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6 Copywriters Who Became Novelists

Writing a novel is hard work. I’ve tried (and continue to try) and I can tell you there is a lot of planning and hard work involved in creating a novel that people will want to shell out their hard earned cash and read. 468 more words

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Killers and Poets

David Ogilvy once said, “Most good copywriters fall into two categories. Poets. And killers…If you are both killer and poet, you get rich.”

Poets understand emotion. 481 more words

Translate your coursebook - a workshop by Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr’s workshop started out with a controversial question: How many of you use translation in your lessons? Although many of us would feel guilty to give a positive answer to this, Philip’s aim was to shed a new light on using L1 (or any of the student’s own languages) in the classroom. 288 more words

Interviews & Reflections

Philip Kerr takes up Prayer

Philip Kerr, Prayer. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.

I have written on Kerr in the past, chiefly focused on his Bernie Gunther character, though I’ve read a few of his other works as well.   459 more words


The Intel: Philip Kerr

We liked Philip Kerr’s new thriller Research – we liked it a lot. You can reacquaint yourself with that particular review right here. A standalone thriller, Research was an enjoyably louche and sly journey into the dark psyche of a writer. 858 more words


Review: Research

Research by Philip Kerr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thriller with several layers.
The main layer contains the story of a cold blooded main character who initially has a moderate position as writer within an “atelier” of a top best-selling author. 161 more words

Reviews Of Books

Philip Kerr: Violetas de Marzo

Violetas de marzo es una novela del autor escocés Philip Kerr. Primera de una trilogía conocida como Berlin Noir protagonizada por el detective privado… 384 more words